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The Juice (Faculty/Staff) - Nov. 26

Nov. 26, 2018
Christmas with Wartburg blessing
The CWW blessing will occur during chapel Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 10:15 a.m. All students, faculty and staff who are a part of Christmas with Wartburg are invited to attend weekday chapel for an inspiring message from Wartburg College alumna Rachel Henkle '04, hear a preview of the CWW music from the choirs, and receive a blessing from the Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom before  departing for West Des Moines later in the week. All are welcome!
Service Trip advisors
Service Trips is looking for faculty and staff who would like to be an advisor during either Winter Break or Tour Week. If you are at all interested in being an advisor, please click here to fill out a short interest form. This is strictly an inquiry, not a commitment.
Wartburg EARTH club crafting event
Join the Wartburg EARTH club on Thursday, Nov. 29, for a little sustainable crafting to get into the holiday spirit! At EARTH’s Recycled Holiday Ornament event, reuse recyclable items to create fun holiday decorations with minimal environmental impact. The event is 6-8 p.m. in the McCoy Rooms on the first floor of Saemann Student Center. Contact earth@wartburg.edu with questions.
Indian dance and henna
The Asian Student Association will have Indian dance and free henna Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in The W classrooms. Instructors will help teach you Indian dances in a group, and the best group performance will be rewarded with prizes; dancing will be followed by an hour of henna for free! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Contact asa@wartburg.edu with questions.
Have you always wanted to give a TEDx talk?
Now’s your chance! Apply to speak at the second TEDxWartburgCollege event in February. Click here for the link to submit your idea by Friday, Dec. 14, and find more details on the TEDxWartburgCollege social media pages. This year’s theme is “Innovational Generations.” 
Festival of Trees begins this week
The annual Wartburg-Waverly Festival of Trees will brighten the halls of the Classroom Technology Center Nov. 28-Dec. 12. A partnership between the college and the Waverly Chamber of Commerce, the festival is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and attracts more than 5,000 guests each year.
Nominate an alum to be recognized
The Wartburg Alumni Citation recognizes contributions and support to the college, vocational and professional achievements, and community and/or church leadership. Lois Volkmann Jelneck ’50, Judith Slade McCaskey ’65, and Michael Sinram ’75 received the honor at Homecoming. Nominations for the 2019 awards and a list of recipients can be found here. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1.
Budget information meetings

Any interested faculty or staff are invited to attend one of the Budget Overview meetings, where information will be shared about the college’s budget and the budget process. The meetings will be held in McCoy West on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 28: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 30: 10:45-11:45 a.m. (UPDATED)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Humanist author to speak
Author Chris Stedman speaks powerfully about how the Lutheran tradition intersected with his story (coming out as a teen and majoring in religion at Augsburg as part of discerning his humanist worldview). He will give a public talk titled “Faitheist: How the Lutheran Church Influenced an Atheist Activist” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in McCaskey Lyceum. A reception (free food!) and book-signing will follow in the Castle Room. Click here to read more about Stedman’s book in a blog post by Dr. Caryn Riswold. This event is an example of how the Lutheran heritage and mission of Wartburg is expansive and inclusive. Stedman will also speak in weekday chapel on Friday, Dec 7.
Holiday Shoppe gift trees
This holiday season, please consider giving a gift to a child in need by participating in Holiday Shoppe. Keep an eye out for trees with ornaments on campus describing gifts for children within our local community. Simply take an ornament, donate a gift, and return the gift underneath the tree. This is an easy way to make a heartwarming, direct impact as an individual, an organization, or with a group of friends. Gifts need to be returned by Nov. 30. Direct questions to destany.himschoot@wartburg.edu or lynn.peters@wartburg.edu.

You can also give to Holiday Shoppe's crowdfunding project. Learn more and give your support at www.wartburg.edu/fund-the-fortress.
Salsa Night
Salsa Night will be Friday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in The W classrooms. The first hour will have instructors to help teach the dances and the next hour will be open to come and go as desired. There will be food, dancing, and fun! Anyone is welcome to come, and you do not need to speak Spanish to attend. Contact jessica.mueller@wartburg.edu with questions.
Free fitness class offered Tuesdays, Thursdays

All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in our new student-led "Freshman 15" fitness class (don't worry, it's not just for students!). This FREE class is instructed by students studying fitness management and offers a variety of exercises ranging from (but not limited to) strength and core work, yoga, and cycling. The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 12:45 p.m. in The W. This month's remaining schedule is:

  • Nov. 27: Core
  • Nov. 29 Cardio strength
Fund the Fortress applications for Winter Term
Fund the Fortress is Wartburg’s crowdfunding platform used to directly impact areas of campus through online giving. We’ve had an excellent Fall Term so far, raising $50,000 (and counting) towards special projects on campus. Applications are being accepted for new projects through Dec. 1. Examples of projects and applications can be submitted at this link.
Center for Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dr. David McCullough will begin service as the first director of the Center for Integrative and Interdisciplinary Studies at Wartburg College. This center, developed as part of the Focus on the Future planning process, is dedicated to supporting and extending Wartburg’s signature integrative and interdisciplinary focus, described in Goal 1 of our strategic plan. David has been a longtime leader of and advocate for interdisciplinary education on our campus. For the 2018-19 academic year, David will be charged with the stewardship of the ID tier of general education, including contributing to learning outcomes assessment in this area. In addition, he will take a leadership role in the search for a new study abroad administrator and will be charged with advancing four projects that will shape the future of the center: investigating physical space for the center, developing external funding, moving forward with a proposal to hire a Chair in Ethics, and exploring faculty development.
Learn more about Advent
An event about Advent for religion majors and anyone interested in learning more about the season of Advent will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Chapel Commons. We will explore what the season of Advent (the weeks before Christmas) means for Christians. There will also be cookies and hot chocolate!
Upcoming Chapel service schedule

Weekday Chapel services are from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Wartburg Chapel; Sunday services begin at 10:30 a.m. Chapel time is a brief opportunity to gather with students, staff, and faculty to reflect on God and faith. Interfaith chapels will be held the last Wednesday of each month during the semester. Upcoming speakers:

  • Monday, Nov. 26 – Ashley Lang, assistant director of the Institute for Leadership Education
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 – Rachel Henkle ’04 (CWW blessing)
  • Friday, Nov. 30 – Paige Schafer ’19
  • Monday, Dec. 3 – Dr. Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, assistant professor of religion
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5 – Lauren Rupprecht ’19
  • Friday, Dec. 7 – Author Chris Stedman (Interfaith Chapel)
  • Sunday, Dec. 9, 10:30 a.m. – December Commencement
  • Sunday Dec. 9, 7 p.m. – Candlelight Vespers
Candlelight Vespers Service
Join the Wartburg community at the annual Candlelight Vespers Service on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. Preludial music will begin at 6:40 p.m. Choirs and student musicians will share music of the season.
Welcome baby Bousquet
Julianna Elizabeth Bousquet has joined the family of Dr. Ben Bousquet and Dr. Samantha Larimer Bousquet by adoption. She was born Nov. 3, weighing 6 lbs., 9 oz. and measuring 19 1/4 inches long.
Dr. Kunihiko Terasawa, associate professor of religion, attended the Parliament of World Religions on Nov. 1 in Toronto, Canada, where 10,000 religious leaders gathered from all over the world. Terasawa also attended the American Academy of Religions in Denver, Colo., Nov. 16-20. During the conference, he was officially elected as a board member of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.

Dr. Terry Lindell, professor of history, contributed a number of articles to the Waverly Newspapers' coverage of the centennial of the end of the First World War. The special section on the war can be found at this link.
Navigating Institutional ‘Noise’
This week’s installment provides tips for communication in the workplace and advice for educational leaders and employees on how to address difficult situations that may arise from miscommunication. Click here to read more.
Ph.D. program applications
Graduating seniors applying for Ph.D. programs are encouraged to review https://mcelroytrust.org/fellowship-program/criteria/ and contact Gloria Campbell to get the application form. If nominated by the Wartburg College selection committee, students have a 2/9 chance for more than $10K renewable grad school scholarship. The deadline is Jan. 5, 2019.
Upcoming Events

Learn about Advent
Nov. 27

CWW blessing at weekday chapel
Nov. 28

Budget information

Nov. 28, 30, Dec. 4

Festival of Trees
Nov. 28-Dec. 12

Indian dance and henna
Nov. 29

EARTH club crafts
Nov. 29

Deadline for Holiday Shoppe gifts
Nov. 30

Salsa Night
Nov. 30

Christmas with Wartburg performances
Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Fund the Fortress applications due
Dec. 1

Presidential forum
Dec. 4

Christmas Open House
at Greenwood

Dec. 6

Author Chris Stedman
to speak

Dec. 6

Candlelight Vespers service
Dec. 9

TEDx speaker deadline
Dec. 14

Scholarship Days
Jan. 20, Feb. 17
Click here to view the full Wartburg events calendar.
Matt Sacia ’19 has repeated as the American Rivers Conference MVP, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Itonde Kakoma ’03, programme director with the Crisis Management Initiative, moderated a discussion and panel of global leaders, including former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, about a more sustainable world for future generations. 

Elliott Stern ’17 is director of the Ankeny Community Chorus and a choral music instructor at Prairie Ridge Middle School, as reported by the Des Moines Register.

Matt Sacia ’19 has led the Knights for the last three seasons and now stands as one of the college's best quarterbacks, as reported by the Quad City Times.

The women's soccer team fell 2-0 to UW-La Crosse in the first round of the NCAA tournament, as reported by the La Crosse Tribune and News800

The women's cross country team finished third at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships and received an at-large  bid to the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls CourierCarina Collet ’21 won the race with a time of 21:45.9. 

The men's cross country team finished first at the NCAA Division III Central Regional Championships, securing an automatic berth into the Division III Cross Country Championships at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The wrestling team had three individual champions and three runners-up at the Luther Open, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

The football team beat Dubuque 47-28 to repeat as conference champions and guarantee the team a spot in the NCAA Playoffs, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Quad City Times

Wartburg College and the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting will use a National Endowment of the Humanities grant to preserve thousands of KWWL archive tapes, as reported by KWWL

Winter sport coaches talked about their hopes and expectations for the season during the college's annual Winter Media Day, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier

Cora Turner ’78, executive director of student and at-risk services, retired from the Waterloo Community School District after more than 20 years, as reported by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.
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